Barbara Comstock

Spring 2019
Resident Fellow

Barbara Comstock was first elected to Congress in 2014 by a 16- point margin in one of the most competitive races in the country and re-elected to her second term in 2016 to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, serving two terms.  Prior to Congress, Barbara served three terms in the Virginia House of Delegates and was the only Republican elected inside the Beltway and the only woman in the Virginia congressional delegation during her tenure.

Prior to elected office, Barbara was a senior partner at Blank Rome Government Relations; co-founded the public affairs firm, Corallo Comstock; was a senior aide to Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf, served as Chief Counsel on the House Government Reform Committee, was head of Research and Strategy at the Republican National Committee, and served as Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice.   

Barbara founded “The Young Women’s Leadership Program” for young women in high school and junior high, which will now be housed at the “Barbara Comstock Institute for Women in Leadership” at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. 

Disclaimer: This information is accurate for the time period that this person was affiliated with the Institute of Politics.